|Title||Growing Up Amish|
Ira Wagler was born in 1961, the ninth of a Canadian Amish couple's eleven children. At seventeen, in the dark of night, he left the religious settlement, but it was only nine years later that he finally left the church for good. His favorite Bible verse is from Psalm 34: "Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." In this new memoir, he tells what it was like growing up Old World Amish and what it felt like leaving it for a strange new world. Far more than picturesque; Growing Up Amish conveys one man's heartfelt experience.
An amazingly brilliant insight into the Amish culture and into Ira's soul. I was riveted with this book from the first page. The book gave me what I had been craving in all of the Amish fiction I always read…insight into their lives, their culture, their world.
Ira does an amazing job pouring out his heart and capturing his audience in this autobiography. I felt his inner turmoil, his yearning, his journey for more and I know I was rooting for him to finally find happiness and to stop running from something and finally to something.
ps - I'm still working on formatting my review posts, so please excuse the mess :)
I received an ebook courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.